The Trust

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405 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000


The Trust has been the setting for a range of Melbourne’s most prominent and high profile special events. From major blockbuster film wrap parties to fashion shows, product launches, exhibitions, gallery showings and awards nights, The Trust is a truly unique and adaptable venue.

The stunning architecture of The Trust with intimate golden lighting and inviting booths offers a stunning setting for a wide array of events and private functions including corporate lunches/dinners, cocktail parties, wedding receptions and Christmas parties.  Themed events can also be arranged; the function space can be transformed into an indoor Garden of Eden landscape.

The original arched fanlight windows provide a picturesque light and bright feel for daytime events, while the superbly impressive warm lighting gives the venue a majestic and soothing ambiance at night.

The Trust Restaurant offers an exclusive dining experience combining the finest cuisine, impeccable service and exquisite ambience. Whether you're hosting a business breakfast, corporate lunch, formal dinner or canapé and drinks reception, The Trust Restaurant makes an ideal venue.

The Trust Bar, in fact home to Australia’s longest marble bar designates the form and style of the space, its marble façade and polished surface allocating two L shaped function areas.

Our experienced event organisers will help plan and create a successful event aimed to exceed all your expectations, providing professional service and superb food, ensuring your every want and need is catered for.

Notes Relating to Event Suitability:

Located in the beautifully restored and heritage listed Port Authority building, The Trust is the perfect setting for any function. From a set of couches for 10 - a private roped-off area for 200 - or the entire bar area for 700, The Trust's function organisers will ensure a successful and memorable event. 

Venue Capacities

Minimum Capacity 1Cocktail party - 3 hours food & beverage$40.00
Maximum Capacity 1000Lunch or Dinner - 4 hours food and beverage$100.00
Maximum Standing 1000Conference - Day package$POA
Maximum Table Seating 180ACCOMMODATIONFROM
Maximum Theatre 180Per Room$

ROOMCocktail Cocktail with Dance Floor Banquet Banquet with Dance Floor Theatre Theatre with Dance Floor Classroom U-Shape Style Boardroom Style Area (M2) Ceiling Height (M)
Restaurant & Events Room  300  250  160  120-156  130  130  130        
Front Bar - Entire Area (sections for smaller groups may be reserved)  700  600  180  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A    
Whole Venue  1000  900  180  180  180  180  N/A  N/A  N/A    

Event Suitability

Conference:  yes
Corporate:  yes
Social:  yes
Wedding Receptions:  yes
Wedding Ceremonies:  yes
Training Events:  yes
Sporting Club Events:  yes
21st Birthdays:  yes
Deb Balls and School Formals:  yes
After Parties:  yes
Underage Events:  no
18th Birthdays:  yes
Religious Events:  yes
Dinner Dances:  yes
Exhibition/Product Launch:  yes
Concerts:  yes
Hens & Bucks Nights:  yes

Food & Beverages

Catered:  yes
Allow External Catering:  yes
Licensed:  yes
Allow External Beverages:  yes
Licensed Hours:  Mon-Wed licenced until 12am Thursday-Saturday until 1am

Other Requirements

AV - Sound Lighting, Staging Etc.:  yes
Views:  no
Parking:  yes
Outdoor Facilities:  no
Disabled Access and Facilities:  yes
Public Transport Nearby:  yes

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